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Mother Tongue: Coosheen’s Forgotten Seanchaí and Son
November 23 @ 7:00 pm€4
Releasing a precious genie out of the bottle, for Bliain na Gaeilge we celebrate newly recovered folktales of forgotten Clare Irish Seanchaí Pádraig (Croaker) Ó Briain, from Coosheen, County Clare, refracted through “The Magic Gifts” by Sinéad de Valera, and re-enacted by actor Pat Laffan in a new English translation – with Deirdre Mulrooney. Following the generational transition from Irish to English, for the first time ever Anne Daly, great-grand-daughter of Croaker will share memories of her beloved gran-uncle “the Poet” Paddy O’Brien (1920 – 1977), and perform his English-language poetry, set to music.